Social media threats force Greater Clark to increase security at 2 middle schools
The late night news conference called by Jeffersonville Police to ensure that parents, staff and students are aware of the threats.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Jeffersonville Police say "direct threats" were made on social media Tuesday night to two southern Indiana schools.
Maj. Joe Hubbard said in an 11:15 p.m. press conference that the threats were made on Instagram against Parkview and River Valley Middle Schools. Both schools are in the Greater Clark School district.
Officials say they called a late press conference to be sure parents were aware of the situation before school starts. "We know how things can run rapid on social media," Maj. Hubbard said. "So we wanted to make sure that all parents were aware that we are aware of the situation. The investigation is ongoing, and we're going to make sure that the education process is not disturbed."
Greater Clark County Schools supervisor of communications, Erin Bojorquez tells WDRB that "We are working with the Jeffersonville Police Department and will have extra security in place throughout the day at all schools."
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